The Canadian Press

2012-11-16 | Montreal New Mayor

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Michael Applebaum won a November 16th vote at city council to become Montreal's first non-francophone mayor since just before the First World War -- a stunning 31-29 victory inside a city hall that was shaken by a corruption scandal. Applebaum said he'd do the best he could for all Montrealers, regardless of their background. (Applebaum would serve as an interim mayor and would serve for only a year, with a promise not to run in the next municipal election of November 2013. Anglophones in Quebec rarely hold such prominent political roles. Only 13 per cent of Montrealers claim English as their mother tongue.)

Date: 2012-11-16
Placeline: MONTREAL, Quebec.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 15 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << lexol is an inclusive City where people can get a good job people can can work together we live in harmony so I think that I'm going to do my job as the mayor but that I do not want to see be seen as an anglophone >>